hi Here I disagree, because the soul is connected to what makes you "human", while the Spirit is in a higher dimension. After death the soul is absorbed into the Spirit imo. If anything, the Spirit is closer to "true essence" to me. I think it's all by choice. Last time I checked it was 12. I actually think in this case we are not "attracted" to earth. And gravity is obsolete. We come here by choice, to evolve and perfect ourselves. Not all Spirits even choose to incarnate here because it's a tough school so to speak. I agree with the manifestation portion. I don't think it's the density, I think we as humans are partly responsible for our perception of time (our nervous systems, etc.). I've stated in another post that I think time here is not as real/concrete as we are conditioned to think it is. The reason for this is because space/time is malleable.